17 January 2022 – CG RADM ROLANDO LIZOR N PUNZALAN JR Commander, Marine Environmental Protection Command was promoted to the next higher rank of VICE ADMIRAL (O-9). The promotion order was approved by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, effective last 06 January 2022, and further endorsed to the PCG for promulgation by DOTR Secretary Atty Arthur P. Tugade. The Donning and Oath-taking were presided by no less than CG ADMIRAL LEOPOLDO V LAROYA, Commandant, Philippine Coast Guard, and the Arrival Honors for CG VICE ADMIRAL PUNZALAN was held at the National Headquarters PCG, Port Area, Manila.

A Eucharistic Mass was held in the afternoon in celebration of C, MEPCOM’s promotion together with his wife MRS. JENNIVIR GLACE A. PUNZALAN and their son, LANCE LIZOR, and was attended by Officers and Non-Officers of HMEPCOM and other PCG units at the PCG Gymnasium, Coast Base Farola.

MEPCOM is beyond grateful for having a leader who is dedicated and passionate with serving the nation amidst the very challenging COVID-19 pandemic.

Congratulations VADM ROLANDO LIZOR PUNZALAN JR on your well-deserved promotion sir! Your promotion is a testament of your leadership and service over the past years. Congratulations on this blessing sir, and best wishes as you begin the next phase of your career.




CG VICE ADMIRAL ROLANDO LIZOR N PUNZALAN JR being welcomed by CG CAPT FIDELES D SALLIDAO, Director, NOCOP for the Thanksgiving mass held at the PCG Gymnasium, CGBF, Binondo, Manila.

Usherettes from MEPCOM render their snappy salutes to C, MEPCOM with his wife Jayne upon arrival at the venue of the Thanksgiving mass.

Commander, MEPCOM greeted all the guests and MEP staff/personnel that were aboard in the Thanksgiving mass.

CG LCDR ARIEL FRANCIS SUALOG from CG Chaplain Service presided over the Thanksgiving mass. Likewise shown in the photo are C, MEPCOM; Flag Secretary, CG LTJG KRISTEL A RAMILLANO and Flag Lieutenant, CG ENS MERRYL LYNCH G MENDOZA.

Commander, MEPCOM with MEP Officers aboard during the Reception Ceremony.